Thursday, October 23, 2014

Episode 333 - Halloween Cupcake Treat Box & Recipe for Purple Velvet Cupcakes!

Happy Thursday Everyone!

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I seriously cannot believe I am making videos again.  Are you just as surprised as I am?  I'm going to post this one quickly because my little boys will be home in a minute and I'm going to try to only craft during the day and leave my evenings free for my family.  We will see how that goes.  :)

Yesterday I received a phone call from my daughter asking me if I could feed 8-10 of her friends for lunch in an hour!!  Of course I said, yes, since she is 16 and I won't have very many more moments like these.  I scrambled around for the next hour in my kitchen.  Good thing I had gone grocery shopping the day before!  I made a simple spaghetti dish, green beans, and homemade PURPLE Velvet cupcakes, since I was out of red dye and could not make Red Velvet!  They turned out AWESOME!  I will post the recipe under the video.

First, here is the video I made for you guys showing how to decorate cupcake packaging for a Halloween cuppy!  Hope you enjoy it!







Here is my kitchen aid mixer hard at work!  Looks a little muddy brown but it turned out to be a beautiful purple color when it was baked.

Thought I would share my cupcake drawer with you all.  It's right in my baking area.  I have my cupcake clear boxes, all of the toppings, piping bags, tips, cupcake wrappers, etc.  

I use a Pampered Chef large scooper to measure out my cupcake batter and transfer it to the cups.

PERFECTION!

I made A LOT of spaghetti!  There was so much left over that we were able to eat it as a family for dinner.  That really helped with my dinner prep time!  

Lemonade served in these cute little cups from Walmart.

Look how sweet these turned out, if I do say so myself.  I wish I could make you all one!! 

The best part for me was seeing the smile on all of these girls faces as they were eating their treats and lunch!

Here is the recipe for the Purple Velvet Cuppies!

Purple Velvet Cuppies
Ingredients:
For the cake:
2½ cups cake flour
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. purple food coloring gel (found at Hobby Lobby or Walmart in the cake decorating isle) 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe:
1 stick cream cheese
1 stick softened butter
(Cream together)
Add 1 tsp vanilla
2-4 Tbsp milk
4-8 cups powdered sugar
Make it to the consistency you like.  :)

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48 comments:

  1. Was surprised to see a Video this soon. Love your Cute Project. Love your Green Mixer, almost bought some of those colored glasses. Now regretting that I didn't get some. The Cupcakes look Amazing!!!! I wish you could give me one. By the girls smiling faces I think they Loved them and yes, enjoy those moments with your daughter. Time goes by to fast. My Daughter will be turning 30 in a couple of weeks. Keep the Video's coming. :0)

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  2. So exited to hear the Pink Stamp video music and your smiling face! Love the basic Cricut video. I haven't purchased any other Cricut machines but the Expression but feel I need the Explore! It so advanced and have way to many carts to go the Cameo Siloutte. I would love some Holiday fun greeting stamps that you would put inside our cards.
    Hugs,
    Debbie
    Crafthawk@centurylink.net

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  3. YAY, you are on a roll. LOL, Your dinner looked yummy and those cupcakes came out so cute.

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  4. What a great Mom you are! Love your cupcake tutorial! They turned out so super cute! (and I'll bet tasty too!)

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  5. P.S. I NEED that MPS stamp scrubber and cleaner in a major way!! LOL!!

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    1. That might be able to be worked out. Lol! Miss you!

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  6. Thanks so much for the recipe, those cupcakes look yummy!! Your cupcake box is adorable!!! Hugs!!

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  7. Your a quick one that is for sure on getting all that ready in an hour, I'm impressed the Cupcakes look yummy!

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  8. Glad you are back at it!!!! Would love to see you work with the Explore! I got mine at launch and I love it! Your creativeness would be a fun addition.

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  9. Eeeekkkk...I am so geeked about seeing you back doing videos, and thinking about selling your stamps again......sooooo exciting!!!

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  10. WOW that was fast I wasn't expecting to see a video so fast. Your cupcakes look professional, great job.
    BTW you are a fantastic mom.

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  11. Looks so yummy and the box is so cute! Great job, so nice to have you back!!

    Leslie

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  12. Did you take a picture of the inside if the cupcake? Wondering how purple it is.

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  13. It is so fun to hear your familiar intro music….
    Your box wrap was really cute and quick.
    Your lunch looked delicious and I have dibs on the
    cupcake:) Thanks for coming back.

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  14. Wow, what a cute project! Your dinner looks awesome and the cupcakes look delish!! Thanks for the recipe's!
    Sherrie K

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  15. Yahhh loving the videos are back. Really cute project. I will be using your recipe thank you for sharing it... I can't wait for you to re release your stamp line.

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  16. Love the cupcake holder!!! That pumpkin is just way to cute!! Looks like the girls really enjoyed their lunch and dessert! :)

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  17. Cute pumpkin. We have many of the same cartridges. I need to get on the ball! Very happy for you and glad you are able to make videos again. You are in a different place now in life, so if you are being led to start up your product line, go for it! I know you'll be able to keep a good balance.

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  18. So happy to see you back making videos and crafting again!!! Those cupcakes look delicious and what a super cute pumpkin!

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  19. I love your cute cupcake box Robyn! You can tell you are happy to be crafting once again. How awesome that you whipped up a meal for your daughter and her friends. You are right there won't be many more times like that, but she will always come back to you for support. They grow up fast!! I also love your new kitchen!! I raised 6 boys, youngest in his first year of college, and I would have died to have a kitchen like that. lol I was always cooking and baking just like you, in fact I still do bake and cook a lot but don't know where the years went cause I swear it was just yesterday my boys were little. . Enjoy your children and new home Robyn. Hugs, Brenda

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    1. Thanks Brenda! Time is flying by way too fast!

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  20. Glad you are back making videos!! Those cupcakes look yummy!!

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  21. Love that green mixer! And what a beautiful group of young ladies, this cupcakes recipe is a must try thank you for sharing.

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  22. Cute Halloween treat for special people.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  23. It is so good to have you back! Your posts brighten my day.

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  24. Love what you did for your daughter and friends. They Grow up too fast. Glad to see you back.

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  25. Happily Surprised I am!!!!!! Can't wait for your next video!!!!!!! I think I speak for all of us when I say.......YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED!!!!

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  26. I am so happy you are back! Your new home looks beautiful. Looking forward to many more videos and posts.

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  27. So happy you are back crafting and making videos. I missed seeing you and all your great creations.

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  28. So glad you are making videos again. Missed you funny sense of humor videos.. Every time I use my Cricut or Gypsy I relearn how to do it. I need to go back and watch some of your old videos~

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  29. SUPER cute Robyn, I may need to try and make these. And may I add, congrats on your new home, it looks so very pretty. The colors in your kitchen and the natural light must be a dream for taking photos!!! ;)

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  30. Hi Robyn, I am in awe of what you can do, you are a very creative girl!! I am afraid I would have gone into shock with an extra 16 for lunch. Everything looks fabulous.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  31. It has been a while since I have used any of my Cricuts, but your two new videos have motivated me to get them out again and use them. Thanks for the inspiration for Halloween/

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  32. I am so happy to see you and your videos are back! :-). What a cute cupcake holder, I love it!

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  33. I agree super cute idea Robyn! Does sound like your having fun in your craftroom again :)

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  34. Once again Robyn i'm so glad you are back ,I love when you craft and do recipes I enjoy all of it...

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  35. You are a woman of many talents !!!! Seriously in an hour wow......I always enjoyed having my daughters friends at the house and cooking for them....

    Debbie

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  36. Cute packaging. So glad to see you having fun crafting with us again.

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  37. They look so yummy and I love the box idea for Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  38. The best part is that she comes to you when she wants to entertain. You have done a great job! Beautiful as always.

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  39. To bake the cupcakes what is the oven temp and for how long? Thanks! The cupcakes look yummy. :)

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